CMA Songwriters Series Wraps 11th Season in NYC with DeStefano, Gorley, Jenkins, Satcher


The CMA Songwriters Series will wrap its 11th season in New York City at Joe’s Pub for four shows held Friday, Dec. 11 and Saturday, Dec. 12 (6:30 p.m. ET and 9:00 p.m. ET each night). Featured songwriters include Chris DeStefano, Ashley Gorley, Matt Jenkins, and Leslie Satcher.

“The continued growth and popularity of the series this year has been very rewarding,” said Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer. “CMA is very proud to shine a national and international spotlight on the art of songwriting and our outstanding songwriter community.”

Tickets for the 21+ events are on sale now at; the Joe’s Pub onsite box office; or via phone at 212-967-7555.

DeStefano has penned hit singles for Luke Bryan (“Kick the Dust Up” and “That’s My Kind of Night”), Chris Young (“Aw Naw”), and Carrie Underwood (“Good Girl,” “Little Toy Guns,” and “Something in the Water”). He also co-wrote and produced Brett Eldredge’s No. 1 single “Don’t Ya.”

Gorley is a CMA Triple Play Award recipient for penning three No. 1s in a 12-month period. He is behind hits from artists including Trace Adkins (“You’re Gonna Miss This”), Jason Aldean (“Just Getting Started,” “Tonight Looks Good on You”), and Brad Paisley (“American Saturday Night,” “Start a Band,” “Then”).

Jenkins has penned hits for artists including Dierks Bentley, Florida Georgia Line, Sam Hunt, and Blake Shelton. He co-wrote Dustin Lynch’s No. 1 single “Where It’s At,” Keith Urban’s Top 10 “Cop Car,” and “Fade Into You” from ABC’s Nashville.

Satcher’s songs have been recorded by such artists as George Jones (“What Would Waylon Do?”), Patty Loveless (“Everything But The Words”), George Strait (“High-Tone Woman,” “Troubadour”), Jim Lauderdale (“What’s On My Mind”), Merle Haggard (“Politically Uncorrect”), and Bonnie Raitt (“You Remain”).


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